The 21-year-old Six Nations Grand Slam winning playmaker issuffering from an ankle injury and Toulouse coach Guy Noves said he had alreadymentally discounted him from playing against their French rivals in Bordeauxon Saturday. "Michalak is coming back to fitness but only slowly,"said Noves.
"However in my head he is not going to be a member of the 22. It would be foolish to count on him being fit and if hereally is match
Biarritz for their part are pessimistic that centre John Isaacwill have recovered from a groin injury by the time of the match, though theyare more confident that French international flanker Thomas Lievremont willhave got over the vertebra problem he sauffered against Perpignan lastSaturday.
The winners of the match will play either Ireland's two-timefinalists Munster or English champions Wasps in the final at Twickenham on May23rd.
AFP - 2004.